Philadelphia | Nia
NiaNow.com Menu
Nia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Philadelphia

Philadelphia

About Nia

What is Nia?

Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that draws from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music in more than 45 countries. Trainings are designed for those seeking personal enrichment and professional development. Every experience can be adapted to individual needs and abilities. Step into your own joyful journey with Nia, and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live.

How does Nia work?

Nia draws from Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido, jazz dance, modern dance, Duncan dance, yoga, Alexander Technique and Teachings of Moshe Feldenkrais. Every class offers a unique combination of 52 moves that correspond with the main areas of the body: the base, the core and the upper extremities. Stiff beginners and highly fit athletes alike can adapt Nia to meet their needs by choosing from three intensity levels. Consecutive trainings collectively explore 52 principles for personal enrichment and professional development. Read testimonials from people of all ages, backgrounds and locations.

Why was Nia created?

Nia’s purpose is to grow a worldwide community of healthy people who are empowered to do great things. We believe every person can discover, explore, unleash and enhance their individual potential to live a fulfilling and meaningful life – by engaging their senses and listening to their bodies. With the right tools and education, we can increase our confidence and happiness. We can become connected to others to shape a consciousness that extends beyond our own. Together we will unearth possibilities never before imagined.

Our Classes

Rebecca Narva

Classic Nia Class

  • M
  • T
  • W
  • Th
  • F
  • Sa
  • Su
5:30pm

Day: Monday

Time: 5:30pm

Location

1926 Greentree Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003, USA

Cost

Drop in classes for $13

5 class card for 6'weeks - $50

10 class card for 10 weeks - $90

Ask for student and senior rates.

Notes About This Class

This will be a Classic Nia Class, appropriate for both  beginners and experienced Nia students.  We will focus on your experience of your body to access the delight, and healing health that  shows up when you PLAY DEEP and FOLLOW YOUR JOY.  We will sample the routines from more than 35 years of creativity always with the goal of liberating our passionate  aliveness through movement and music.  And the opportunity to build greater fitness is present in every class so that when you are ready, you can go deeper into strength, cardio health, flexibility, and agility.  Come and discover that you are a dancer exactly as you are right now, and then let the doors of expression open even further on your limitless possibilities.  FUN. SWEAT. BLISS.

Denise Gilchrist

Classic Nia Class

at in
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • Th
  • F
  • Sa
  • Su
5:45pm
Classic Nia

Day: Tuesday

Time: 5:45pm

Cost

Registration Fee: $ 36.00 (for group of three classes)
Meets: June 7, 14 and 28 2016 (3 Tuesdays)

Two ways to register  

1) visit:  www.thriveyogacenter.com or call 610-889-1615

2) or simply email Denise (your instructor) at flowerdance@verizon.net

Notes About This Class

Please note that this class will meet for three Tuesdays in June (6/7, 6/14 and 6/28)

Why does Denise teach Nia?

Sharing the first Nia principle, “the joy of movement”, with my students sums it up best for me.  Nia’s choreography provides just enough structure to offer bodies of all shapes, sizes and ages the freedom to express their own uniquely beautiful spirits.  What an honor to behold!   What’s more- Nia can really burn off the stress after a long, trying day for students and teacher alike.   When it’s time to step-out of our practice, a warm, peaceful glow fills the room and tends to follow us home.

Here’s what her students are saying… 

“Nia means gaining balance both mentally and physically. Everyone can benefit from Nia for the pure joy of dance and freedom of accepting one's self. Nia means to me: Nurture Inner Awareness!”

“Nia is a good way of working up a healthy sweat without hurting your muscles or joints.  It is nice to laugh while you are exercising.”

“I feel that Nia is a wonderful exercise for women my age (65 & over). It isn't that strenuous but vigorous enough to make me really sweat and in the morning when I wake up I am not sore. The music is very soothing, too- it really gets you to bring out your inner feelings.”

Lisa Zahren

Classic Nia Class

  • M
  • T
  • W
  • Th
  • F
  • Sa
  • Su
8:30am
Classic Nia

Day: Monday

Time: 8:30am

Location

601 West Allens Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119, USA

Cost

Class is $10 drop-in. A class card is $90 for 10 classes and usually expires in 3-4 months. Ask me about the details.

If you aren't sure if class is being held because of weather or holidays, check the Nia Philly Facebook account. Link is on the left side of my profile page. Or call me!

Notes About This Class

I am particularly drawn to the healing elements of Nia, working on aligning the body, noticing our habits, moving things that are stuck and radically changing our brain patterns to make healthier choices. Come start your Monday morning off with some Nia!

Lisa Zahren

Classic Nia Class

  • M
  • T
  • W
  • Th
  • F
  • Sa
  • Su
9:30am
Classic Nia

Day: Friday

Time: 9:30am

Location

601 West Allens Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119, USA

Cost

$10 drop-in or through a Mt Airy Learning Tree class. Check http://mtairylearningtree.org for the series dates and costs. 

I hope to see you dancing soon!

Lisa Zahren

Classic Nia Class

  • M
  • T
  • W
  • Th
  • F
  • Sa
  • Su
10:00am

Day: Thursday

Time: 10:00am

Location

4100 Chamounix Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131, USA

Cost

This class does not meet every week-- please check the calendar by clicking below to confirm the dates of the class. 

This class is free for people whose lives are affected by cancer: either as people currently in treatment, recently in treatment or as a caregiver for a loved one experiencing cancer or greiving the loss of a loved one from cancer. Please contact Joy at the Cancer Support Community to register either before the class or after your first trial class.    

http://cancersupportphiladelphia.org

Notes About This Class

This is a gentle, Moving to Heal format class, accessible to everyone and adaptable to those who need to move while seated. Please arrive a few mintues early for your first class so that you can speak with Lisa about your particular health and movement needs prior to class. 

This class meets twice per month at the Ridgeland Barn location and once per month at Gilda's Club in Warminster, but always on Thursdays at 10:00am.  Please check the calendar below to confirm the dates. Or call me!

http://cancersupportphiladelphia.org

Rebecca Narva

Classic Nia Class

  • M
  • T
  • W
  • Th
  • F
  • Sa
  • Su
5:00pm

Day: Tuesday

Time: 5:00pm

Location

300 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA

Cost

Cost is $13 per class

Notes About This Class

Beginning November 7th, this is a New Nia Class in Rittenhouse Square and open to the public. Come get this Classic Nia experience with Nia Black Belt Rebecca Narva and enjoy the delicious blend of dance, martial arts and healing arts that make Nia so magical and fun. Wear your bare feet and loose clothing and get ready to smile, energize, relax and play in YOUR  BODY'S WAY  to Nia's great moves and great world beat music.

Rebecca Narva

Classic Nia Class

  • M
  • T
  • W
  • Th
  • F
  • Sa
  • Su
5:30pm
Classic Nia

Day: Thursday

Time: 5:30pm

Location

1919 Greentree Road, Cherry Hill, NJ, 08003

Cost

Drop in $15.  Credit cards $20. Class cards, 10 classes for  $150

Notes About This Class

Classic Nia with an athletic edge. All beginners welcome and class taught for all levels of intensity.  My classes are characterized as energetic, playful and revitalizing.  Expressive clothing,  movement, voice all highly encouraged.

Upcoming Events

There are currently no scheduled events.

Photos

There are no photos to show at this time.

Videos

There are no videos to show at this time.